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Dance Fit for Posture and Balance – Session 1 

This is the first class of the series. You can register for all 4 sessions on a sliding scale, or pay for a single session for $15.

“Carry yourself like a dancer!”… with a new workout developed by retired professional dancer, Kate Leland that she uses to keep in strong and active. This class will combine BALLET for posture and balance, graceful, low impact CARDIO for stamina and coordination and FITNESS for strength – all to fun, upbeat music. No turns or jumps means it is easy on the joints. Kate taught Ballet at the Center adult classes right here at the Community Center in the late 2000s and is happy to be back to share her knowledge and passion with her community. 

Materials: 3 to 5 lb free weights are optional. Comfortable tennis shoes or dance shoes. Yoga mats provided. 

Kate Leland


Kate Leland is a retired dancer with over 50 years’ experience as an award-winning choreographer and dance teacher. She has taught ballet for many studios including Contra Costa Ballet, Shawl-Anderson, Marin School of Arts, and her own studios throughout the Bay Area. She has choreographed over 30 musicals including “A Chorus Line,” “Music Man,” “Grand Hotel,” My Fair Lady,” and “Evita.” Her fitness classes have been popular at many health clubs including Parkpint Fintess Club.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

September 28, 2023 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am

Date: Thursdays, September 28th – October 19th
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Total Sessions:
Kate Leland
Room 213, Dance & Movement Studio
Skill Level:
All Levels
Sliding Scale:
$40 / $50 / $60
Drop In Fee: $15 – Preregister online or at the front desk
Financial Aid Available – Apply Here

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